Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Location / Parking / Transportation Options

Interactive Map to the Courthouse

Driving Instructions

From the Bay Area (and points west)

  • Take the Interstate 80 freeway to Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From North Sacramento (and points north)

  • Take the Business 80 freeway to Highway 160. Highway 160 becomes 12th Street, moving into the downtown area. Turn right onto G Street. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Interstate 80 to Interstate 5 south. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Interstate 5 south. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From South Sacramento (and points south)

  • Take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Highway 99 north. At the interchange, follow the signs leading to westbound Interstate 80 (toward San Francisco). From Interstate 80 west, take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From Rancho Cordova, Folsom (and points east)

  • Take Highway 50 west (toward San Francisco). Take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

Parking

Where to Park:

Free parking is available in the St. Joseph's Jury Parking Lot located between F and G and 8th and 9th Streets as indicated on the map on your jury summons. A valid jury parking permit must be displayed on your vehicle dashboard when parking in this lot. Parking in this lot is on a first come, first serve basis.

Jury parking map

Overflow parking is available once the St Joseph's Jury Parking Lot is full and is paid for by the County of Sacramento. The overflow parking lots are:

  • City Lot 297 on 7th Street South of G Street (overflow parking only)
  • County Public Lot at 725 7th Street (overflow parking only)
  • The City Hall Lot at 10th and I Streets (overflow parking only)
  • City Lot at 14th and H Streets and/or Downtown Plaza (overflow parking only)

Parking in the overflow lots when there are parking spaces available in the St. Joseph's Jury Parking Lot at 8th and G Streets will be at the juror's expense.

Juror Overflow Parking Validation Procedures

  • City Lot 297 on 7th Street South of G Street – Presentation of your juror parking permit, juror badge and/or postcard is required. You must check in with the parking attendant in lot 297 to receive a coupon. Place the coupon along with your current juror parking permit onto your dashboard.
  • County Public Lot at 725 7th Street – Write your juror badge number on the back of the parking ticket and show the parking attendant your juror badge when exiting the lot.
  • The City Hall Lot at 10th & I Streets – You must present your parking ticket to the Jury Commissioner's Office for validation.
  • City Lot at 14th and H Streets and/or Downtown Plaza - You must present your parking ticket to the Jury Commissioner's Office for validation.

Where Not to Park:

  • At a parking meter
  • Parking lots other than the designated overflow Lots
  • Self-parking Lots
  • In the overflow lots on Fridays

Parking in the overflow lots when there are parking spaces available in the St. Joseph's Jury Parking Lot at 8th and G Streets will be at the juror's expense.

Bicycle Parking

There is a secured bicycle parking cage available if you choose to ride your bicycle to and from the courthouse for jury service. Use of the secured bicycle parking requires a $5.00 (cash) refundable deposit. Check in with the lot attendant and present your juror badge. You will be issued a keycard to access the bicycle cage. At the end of your jury service return the keycard to the parking lot attendant and your $5.00 cash deposit will be refunded to you. The secured bicycle parking cage is located in the County Public lot at 725 7th Street at the northeast corner of 7th and H Streets.

Public Transportation Options

If you wish to use public transportation to get to and from the courthouse for jury service, purchase a single-pass ticket and and jury staff will provide a replacement ticket and a return fare ticket. Ride Regional Transit (RT) and eliminate the hassles of fighting traffic congestion, finding a parking spot, and buying gas when you're on jury duty. Some RT Park & Ride lots now require that you pay $1 to park there for the day. The jury office is not able to reimburse the parking fee.

RT has bus and light rail stops just a few blocks from the courthouse entrances. Most downtown buses have stops on 7th or 8th at K Street. RT’s St. Rose of Lima Park light rail station is nearby on K Street. RT’s new County Center station drops off passengers at 8th & I Street and picks up passengers at 7th & I Street.

Do you have questions about RT’s bus and light rail service? RT’s Customer Service Representatives can help plan your trips to and from the courthouse. Call 916-321-BUSS (2877) or for the hearing impaired, 916-483-HEAR (4327) or visit Sacramento Regional Transit District Web site - external link for additional information.

Customer service representatives are available:

  • Weekdays: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sundays and most holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Service from Elk Grove and South County cities to the Courthouse:

E-tran has bus stops just a few blocks from the courthouse entrances. Routes 49, 52, 57, 58, 59, 60 and 66 have stops on 7th or 8th at K Street. These routes operate only during the commuter period between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and again from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you live in Galt, you can ride SCT/LINK - external link highway 99 Express and connect with E-tran Route 52 in Elk Grove to get to the courthouse in downtown Sacramento.

Do you have questions about E-tran - external link? E-tran Customer Service Representatives can help plan your trips to and from the courthouse. Call 916-68E-TRAN or for the hearing impaired, TDD/TTY: 711 through the California Relay Service.

E-tran Customer service representatives are available:

  • Weekdays and Saturdays: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

How Does Regional Transit Free Ride Work?

On the first day:

  1. Purchase a $2.50 single pass ticket (or $1.25 senior/disabled discount fare) the first time you take an RT bus or train to the courthouse.
  2. See jury staff and you will receive one RT ticket for your ride home and and additional ticket for your next trip to the courthouse. There are no cash reimbursements.
  3. If using the bus, the operator will collect your ticket when boarding. If using light rail, you will need to validate your ticket in the Ticket Validator machine before boarding the light rail.

On subsequent days:

  1. You will receive two more tickets for your next trip to and from the courthouse.
  2. At the end of your jury duty, you will have one ticket remaining to use on a future RT trip.

How does E-tran Free Ride Work for Elk Grove and South County residents?

On the first day:

  1. Pay the $2.25 basic or $1.10 cent discount fare the first time you take an e-tran bus to the courthouse.
  2. See jury staff and you will receive one e-tran or RT ticket for your ride home and an additional ticket for your next trip to the courthouse. There are no cash reimbursements.
  3. The bus operator will collect your ticket when boarding.

On subsequent days:

  1. You will receive two more tickets for your next trip to and from the courthouse.
  2. At the end of your jury duty, you will have one ticket remaining to use on a future e-tran trip.

Note: E-tran accepts RT tickets.